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Arcade ca. 1912-1932 Cast Iron Gold Small Donkey Penny Coin Still Bank *SOLD*

Arcade ca. 1912-1932 Cast Iron Gold Small Donkey Penny Coin Still Bank 

We have for you this cast iron, gold, small, donkey penny coin still bank that was manufactured between 1912-1932 by the Arcade Manufacturing Company of Freeport, Illinois. This can be found in Moore’s “The Penny Bank Book” on page 85 and attributed to A.C. Williams and Arcade. However, Williams’ donkey bank is 4 ¾’ L and the Arcade is 4 ½” L according to their catalogs from that period. This is 4 ½” L as can be found in Yingst’s “Catalog No. 25 1912: Arcade Mfg. Co.” which shows this same bank on page 225. 

This piece is in good all original condition with no breaks, restorations, repairs, or touch-ups. This piece shows the usual patina, fading, dust, chips, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, missing accessories, and wear that are to be expected from age and play. It is approximately 4 ½” L. We invite you to view the photos to further determine quality and condition.       



A brief history of Arcade Manufacturing Company of Freeport, Illinois:           

The Arcade Manufacturing Company of Freeport, Illinois was originally founded as Novelty Iron Works by Edward H. and Charles Morgan in 1868 and conducted business in two small buildings with a staff of ten people.           

The company operated between the years 1868 to 1946. They began making toys and coffee mills and then moved to a new site in 1893 (after fires, financial issues, and changing their name from Novelty Iron Works).           

Arcade toy catalogs appear to start in 1902 and as late as 1939. Arcade`s toy line included over 300 toy items. Yellow Cab was their first successful toy followed by Andy Gump in 348 and Chester Gump in His Pony Cart. Arcade also made toy banks, dollhouse furniture, and cast-iron penny toys. 

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 6 in